Published at: August 1, 2022
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This is strictly for educational purposes only — if you can’t pay for software, there are great free alternatives!

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Download Office

The easiest way to download Office is via, a web interface for an official Microsoft source and all the downloads will come directly from Microsoft’s CDNs.

You can download the latest Office version (like 2021) or the 365 version (which includes some cloud features).

Office 2021 editionWordExcelPowerPointOutlookPublisherAccessTeams
Home & Student
Home & Business
Professional Plus


Open the .img file and run the Setup.exe. Once installed, you can unmount the setup safely.


You can use an official key or an activator.

Warning: some people may recommend buying cheap keys elsewhere. This is not recommended, as these are grey-market keys, gathered from MSDN channels, each key sold multiple times (extra reading). You’re not buying directly from MS so you’re not buying a license, you’re just buying a key and living on the promise that MS won’t discover and deactivate it.

It’s essentially piracy with a middleman.

If you don’t have a key, you can use Microsoft Activation Scripts (MAS).

Once opened, go to Office, then activate only Office. Once you finished that, enable the auto-renewal.